The storm that blew through Tuesday, Nov. 17, had White Salmon-area public works and utility crews busy trying to keep pace with falling trees blocking roads and knocking out power lines. Customers around Northwestern Lake and Spring Creek, in Husum and on Snowden, and along parts of State Route 141 all lost power Tuesday afternoon.
Polling results released Oct. 9 from a September telephone survey of 1,200 Washington citizens found that “a strong and growing majority of voters in Washington opposes proposals to ship coal through Washington along rail lines for the purposes of export to Asia.”
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was met with no opposition during its public hearing in Stevenson on Thursday, Nov. 12. The hearing was held to discuss a proposed boundary expansion for the Stevenson Ridge National Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) near Table Mountain.
In an Oct. 21 letter to the president of Klickitat County PUD’s board of commissioners, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Yakama Agency issued a demand for payment of more than $65 million for calculated losses due to the Mile Marker 28 Fire of July 2013.
Outdoor education and stewardship opportunities along the White Salmon River increased for fifth-grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) spoke Friday, Nov. 6, at The Port of Hood River Marina Center about the recent “Bridges in National Scenic Areas” amendment, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Kula Chiropractic Sports & Wellness Center on Nov. 5 held its official Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand-opening celebration.
Tuesday night’s preliminary General Election returns showed White Salmon Mayor David Poucher on his way to winning a second re-election.
The White Salmon Valley School District applied for a Clean Diesels rebate program Thursday, Oct. 29, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to potentially replace three buses in the district’s bus fleet. The grant is lottery-based and provides a $25,000 rebate for each newly purchased bus.
Members of the White Salmon Valley School Board followed up on suggestions made during their last meeting regarding drug use on Columbia High School’s campus.
A White Salmon man is suing the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, the state Department of Social and Health Services, and a DSHS employee for negligence in their conduct of an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse in December 2012.
Mill A School District #31 will be seeing changes in the coming years. Most recently the school has acquired all new staff including superintendent and principal Dr. Benton Dorman, and teachers Anastasia Gavenas and Bob Rogers.
Traffic reminders for Snowden Road and Hood River Bridge.
Some 200 people turned out at Skyline Hospital for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation’s 9th annual Gorge Grape Escape event, and they dug deep into their pockets, raising over $113,000 to benefit White Salmon Schools.
Klickitat County sent out more than 700 notices to west-side residents and a host of emergency response agencies recently about an upcoming weekend road closure that will impact segments of NW Loop and Snowden roads.